Civil Rights and Employment Law

Practice Areas

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When civil rights violations have been alleged, prompt legal action is crucial. To schedule an initial consultation at our law firm, call us at 859-475-1471.

Defending Against Civil Rights Claims

Now more than ever, municipalities, government entities and the people who work for them are under intense scrutiny. While it is true that many entities and government employees are protected from liability under the legal concept of qualified immunity that does not stop people from filing expensive, time-consuming lawsuits alleging that their civil rights have been violated. In these cases, it is important to have an experienced legal defense team on your side that understands that quick resolution of these claims is vitally important, but who is willing to go to trial when the need arises. We have experience in dealing with these complicated legal and regulatory issues in Kentucky’s state and federal courts.

The attorneys at the Lexington law firm of Green Chesnut & Hughes PLLC represent employers, municipalities, and public officials, including teachers, paraeducators, school staff, police officers, and others who have been accused of wrongdoing. To learn more about our civil rights practice and employment, call us at 859-475-1471.

Employment Law Advice and Claims

Our attorneys are also experienced in employment law and can assist in crafting employee handbooks, contracts and policies that conform to the appropriate legal standards.  We are familiar with the various statutory and regulatory standards governing employment, so that we are able to give advice and defend against employment-related claims.

We Handle A Wide Range Of Civil Rights & Emplyment Cases

Our lawyers can help defend against allegations involving a wide range of civil rights claims, including those involving:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Wrongful imprisonment
  • Police brutality
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Wage and Hour
  • Workplace discrimination and harassment

Building A Strong Defense

While many cases are won or lost in the courtroom, the foundation for a successful defense begins long before the parties appear before a judge. We assist our clients in developing policies and practices to reduce or eliminate the risk of claims. If a claim has been assented, we will thoroughly review the circumstances that led to the plaintiff’s claim, examine the evidence and help prepare the defendant for what is to come. We are dedicated to protecting our clients’ rights.

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